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Organett

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term organett is a variant of the Italian word organetto (accordion). However, in Gozo, Malta’s sister island, this term refers also to an ensemble consisting of an accordion as the leading instrument, guitar and several Maltese...

Malta

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 386,938 (2002) The Republic of Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, about halfway between the coasts of Sicilia (Sicily) to the north and North Africa to the south. With a total area of 122 sq miles (316 sq...

Makjetta

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Makjetta (plural makjetti) is a style of Maltese humorous song. A makjetta may be sung as a solo or as a duet. The makjista, that is, the one who sings makjetta, may come either from the environment of Maltese folk singing (għana) or from...

Għana

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Għana (pronounced ‘aana,’ the għ is soundless in Maltese when falling at the beginning or the middle of a word) is the general term for Malta’s folk singing. Although there are different substyles of għana the most popular...